The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon at Venables Theatre, Oliver

Event Dates:
  • Fri February 4, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Sat February 5, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Sun February 6, 2022 2:00 PM
  • Fri February 11, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Sat February 12, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Event Cost: Students $13.00-$15.00; Adults $22.50-$25.00; Groups of 10 or more $19.00 each
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The Black Bonspiel is set in the fictional rural town of Wildrose, Alberta in the mid-1930s.

Wullie MacCrimmon, like a good Scot, lives to curl. He and his rink are so good that he attracts the attention of the Devil herself, who makes an offer hard to resist: He will win the Brier — if on his death, he will curl on the Devil’s team in hell.

Wullie makes the deal — but with the proviso that he will save his soul if his rink can beat the Devil in a challenge match. And so, Wullie’s rink takes on the Devil’s crew of Guy Fawkes, Judas Iscariot and Macbeth and in the most crucial curling match of all time, a matter of after-life and death.

This is a fine, old-fashioned, funny story, firmly set in the Canadian prairies, as you’d expect from W. O. Mitchell. You might even call it a sweeping saga.

Written by W.O. Mitchell; Directed by Nathan Linders

Buy tickets online at If you prefer to buy in person, the Ticket Office, at 6100 Gala Street in Oliver, is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can also buy by phone during the same office hours. Call 250-498-1626.

Single-show ticket prices are:
• Adults: $25 on day of show; $22.50 in advance
• Students with ID: $15 on day of show; $13 in advance

Consider a group night out with friends or co-workers – Adult Group Tickets (for 10 or more) are only $19 per person using the Promo Code “GROUP”.

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